NIAGARA CEMETERY

Iwuy

Nord

France

 

General Directions: Iwuy is a village approximately 8 kilometres north-east of Cambrai and Niagara Cemetery is 1 kilometre south-east of the village.

Iwuy was occupied by British troops in the middle of October 1918, and Niagara Cemetery was made at this time.

There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

The Cemetery covers an area of 506 square metres and is enclosed by rubble walls on the North-West and North-East sides.

The cemetery was designed by William Harrison Cowlishaw

Victoria Cross:

Lieutenant Wallace Lloyd Algie, VC, 20th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), killed in action 11/10/1918 aged 23, row C. 7.

Son of Dr. Algie, of 1155, King St., Toronto, and the late Rachel Algie.

Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette", No. 31155, dated 28th Jan., 1919, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the 11th October, 1918, north-east of Cambrai, when with attacking troops which came under heavy enfilade machine-gun fire from a neighbouring village. Rushing forward with nine volunteers, he shot the crew of an enemy machine gun, and, turning it on the enemy, enabled his party to reach the village. He then rushed another machine gun, killed the crew. captured an officer and 10 enemy, and thereby cleared the end of the village. Lt. Algie, having established his party, went back for reinforcements, but was killed when leading them forward. His valour and personal initiative in the face of intense fire saved many lives and enabled the position to be held."

Casualty Details: UK 30, Canada 172, Total Burials: 202

 

Private 886397 Peter L. Drake

28th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

10/10/1918

Son of Peter Montrose and Elizabeth Ann Cowell Drake of Dunn Township, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada.

Row. E. 8.

Enlisted 18/02/1916

  Photos supplied by his Great Cousin Martha Cowell-Calloway of North Carolina, USA.

 

3156304 Private

Albert Joseph Elzear Roy

24th Bn. Canadian Infantry

(Quebec Regiment)

12/10/1918, aged 27.

Son of Emerie Roy and Alexina Lynch, of Chute, Blondeau, Ontario

Row E. 23.

 

Picture courtesy of great nephew, Richard Clairmont

 

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